applicator,” Sharitz said. “One possible difference is in telemetry. Big
grower operations want to know
where the machine is and how it is
being used, and they rely on tracking and maintenance schedules.
Commercial operations also use
telemetry to better manage their
fleets, and not just the sprayer but
the tender, as well. The smaller
grower may not need that level of
The RG700 is now in production in
Jackson, on the same assembly line
that produces the RoGator RG900,
RG1100 and RG1300 self-propelled
sprayers, with each model number
designating the tank gallon size. dp
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the S88 and S78 models. In the S88
combine, the engine is rated 430 hp
with a maximum boost of 471 hp; in
the S78 it’s rated 375 hp with a maximum boost of 451 hp.
“With the 9. 8, we worked on horse-
power as well as sustained torque,”
said Bien. “When farmers head out to
the field at harvest time, they want to
get their work done. Work is related to
torque and being able to sustain it at
a high level through tough conditions
is critical. Yields are increasing and
hybrids are becoming harder to thresh
and separate — those are some of the
dynamics of the harvesting world that
we live in and we are reacting to them.”
The engine uses selective catalytic
reduction (SCR) and externally cooled
exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR)
technology to meet U. S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 final
emissions regulations and does not
use a diesel particulate filter (DPF).
“With the dual turbochargers, these
engines deliver more power and run
as cool as our Tier 4 interim engines
that didn’t have external cooled EGR,”
The S68 combine is powered by
an AGCO Power 84 AWF 8. 4 L
diesel engine rated at 322 hp with a
maximum boost to 398 hp. It is also
dual turbocharged and uses SCR and
CEGR to meet Tier 4 final regulations.
“Because we build on a common
platform, the customer who owns an
S68 has a pretty good combine,” said
Bien. “They have the components
you’ll find on the S78 and S88 but
with less horsepower.”
It uses the same grain processor
The S8 Super Series includes Class 6
through 8 models, as determined by
engine horsepower. All three models
have a 390 bushel grain tank.
AGCO’s new RG700 sprayer is built in
Jackson, Minn., and designed for growers.
It has a 700 gal. product tank and can be
ordered with 80 or 90 ft. booms.
as the larger machines, with a higher
horsepower rating than before and
a maximum power boost more than
15% greater than the model it replaces, said the company.
“Combines are getting heavier
every year, but we are taking a
stance to ensure we have the light-est machine in the industry,” Bien
said. “The first thing customers need
to consider is whether there is any
advantage to running a combine that
is longer and heavier than the rest.
We don’t see an advantage.
“With a shorter wheelbase, the
combine is more compact for turning
around in the field or when transporting. You don’t want to be the heavyweight champion when it comes
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